|The Mystery within...|
I just started reading Ta-Nehisi Coates, a black man’s memoir titled “Between the World and Me.” His words are so vivid in describing the pain black bodies have endured, and are still subjected to, they made the fireworks and celebrating that has gone on all weekend feel hollow. The shadow of our country’s beginning also looms large for me tonight. Empathy and compassion are painfully humbling gifts from this knowing. The need for restorative justice for native and black Americans overwhelms me.